On it, Chipsticks!! ;)
Thank you Moghty P!
YeeeeHAW!!! It’s the WEEKEND!!!
From the bottom of the previous thread – because it is absolutely essential that everyone recognize …
This is not Munich 1938 and everyone best hear exactly what President Obama and SOS Kerry are stating re: Ukraine
“Ukraine — not the United States or Russia — will determine its own future
Published: April 3
The April 1 editorial “Shut out ” suggested that the Obama administration is working with Russia on Ukraine without the participation and input of the legitimate, interim government of Ukraine. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry has underscored in his meetings with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov the steps Russia must take to deescalate the situation. The administration has been clear that Russia’s occupation of Crimea is illegal, will not be recognized by the international community and must be reversed. That is the approach I hear from the Ukrainian government. We have made no promises beyond that, nor have we engaged in decision-making with Russia over the future of Ukraine. As President Obama emphasized when Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk was in Washington last month, “We want the Ukrainian people to determine their own destiny.” That idea has guided U.S. policy from the first days of this crisis.
The Russian government’s illegal “annexation” of Crimea caused this crisis, and the Russian government’s actions to deescalate tensions will resolve it. It makes sense for Mr. Kerry and Mr. Lavrov to talk. But Mr. Kerry put it best when, after meeting with Mr. Lavrov on Sunday in Paris, he said: “There will be no decisions about Ukraine without Ukraine.” That is how we see it, and we’ve been keeping in touch with the legitimate government in Kiev and the people of Ukraine to ensure that they are the ones who choose their future.
Geoffrey Pyatt, Kiev
The writer is the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.”
Ltr to @washingtonpost by Amb @GeoffPyatt: Ukraine – not the United States or Russia – will determine its own future: washingtonpost.com/opinions/ukrai…— Marie Harf (@marieharf) April 04, 2014
This is not #Munich1938, it is #Ukraine2014. #PresObama & @JohnKerry have made that very clear. twitter.com/marieharf/stat… #euromaidan #Crimea— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) April 05, 2014
very important clarification, which gets to the root of the issue in ukraine: ukraine is its own country, not some unclaimed territory waiting to be annexed.
Bob, I can well see Russia, in its arrogance, wanting to negotiate with a bigger power–the US— not with a lower level country, like Ukraine, which they hold in contempt. It must chafe them to have to do this, but it’s going to be the only way to dig themselves out of the hole they put themselves in. As the president pointed out in his speech at the Palais de Beaux Arts, Russia is a “regional power” and this crisis is not a collision between superpowers.
“As the president pointed out in his speech at the Palais de Beaux Arts, Russia is a “regional power” and this crisis is not a collision between superpowers.”
Yes. And, he knew exactly what he was doing by framing it that way.
boy, that cowboy hat photo i think was in austin, tx, and was the first time i thought this skinny guy with thw funny name might actually be able to win this thing. starting to seem like a long time ago now. so thankful for OUR PRESIDENT!
yup–if he can pull this off, he can do anything! :)
:-) Pres. Obama holds hand of Lincoln Rose Pierce Smith, daughter of former Deputy Press Sec Jamie Smith (@PeteSouza) http://t.co/4tRLChL42P— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) April 05, 2014
PBO with babies = WIN.
Every time!! :-)
is someone standing on her tip-toes?
the youngest looks ready to have her cheeks “pinched and kissed”
Okay, heads up, Ms Wonka! I’m sending you PBO’s children’s story so you can get a signature for me on Thursday. Hopefully you don’t need any more advance notice than this, and THANKS in advance. As my young guest says (whenever she gets or wants something) ‘Thank you. I love you!’
RETWEET & WISH @DrMayaAngelou A HAPPY BIRTHDAY TODAY! facebook.com/RolondaFanPage… http://t.co/smyiDM8cLr— John Sparks ツ (@IAmJohnSparks) April 05, 2014
How nice. Happy Birthday to a treasure, Dr. Maya Angelou.
happy birthday great lady!
Thursday was Doris Day 90th birthday. I thought she had already passed away.
You can apply for the Easter Egg Roll to be held at the White House April 21st. Anyone with small kids.
Happy 86th Birthday To The Very, Very, Very Wonderful Maya Angelou. http://t.co/0T9bdbl51s— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) April 05, 2014
love this photo!
What a busy week coming up! Looks like we will be able to see and hear quite a bit from Our President. Always a good thing.
NBC CBS ABC don’t have prime time available?
Other ways and times to get the message out.
NBC, ABC, CBS will regret what they did. They think POTUS is weak so they can treat him anyway they want too.
Respectfully, anniebella, i disagree.
It is POTUS strength and power they fear. PBO celebrating is the last image they want to transmit.
Video: His Day is Done – A Tribute Poem for Nelson Mandela by Dr. Maya Angelou
youtube.com/watch?v=PqQzji…— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) April 05, 2014
@eliasisquith Nothing in #GWBush's oeuvre will ever surpass his stunning 2001 emulation of Norman Rockwell http://t.co/EvUyBf26wR— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) April 05, 2014
I cannot recall the Norman Rockwell piece where the purported President of the US pooped his pants. Can someone help me here?
Reading ‘the pet goat’ during the 9/11 attacks …
Yes, who can forget.
I think I’ll write a screen play “laundromat”.
It was called “Free-dumb.”
You crack me up, Bob! Even with that awful image, I had to laugh.
Horizons: An alternative to outrage immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2014/04/an-alt…— Pretty Foot (@PrettyFootWoman) April 05, 2014
That is soooooo beautiful Prettyfoot!
yes…it is…I was very moved…very moved…
yanno MsChips…this is one of the reasons why I think “We the People” will always choose HOPE over Fear!…
"Proving that LOVE is the only thing that matters" youtube.com/watch?v=cBC-pR… BRAVO @HoneyMaidSnacks cc @whitehouse @FLOTUS @VP @vj44 @OFA— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) April 05, 2014
Wow – literally turning hate into love!
Niceeeeeee….Bob…you are a wonder
Thank you, pf58 :)
Brought me to tears! Just beautiful! Thank you for sharing it!
While POTUS and FLOTUS is in Texas next week, do you think they might stop by Fort Hood?
Horizons: The fierce urgency of now and the long game immasmartypants.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-fi…— Pretty Foot (@PrettyFootWoman) April 05, 2014
President Obama is indeed working on both aspects: the immediate and the long game. Health care, raising the minimum wage, help to community colleges, all sorts of actions on housing, civil rights, prison sentences, that are going under the radar… President Obama is working hard to enact systemic change, slowly but surely.
Bon nuit, tout les mond, Light all around. http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=PBO
BREAKING: Judge dismisses lawsuit against Obama administration in drone strike attacks.— The Associated Press (@AP) April 04, 2014
cue loony left poutragegasm.
Hello. Right in time for tag team.
pulled an all nighter. so gunnite.
Good night.; sleep tight.
am i understanding this correctly – the networks refused to give a sitting president an address to the nation to talk about a historic change in our system that is already helping 10s of millions, yet in the same week give a former, utterly failed in every way, president a forum to boast about his failed paintings, and “interviewed” by his “journalist” daughter who is being paid by the network, despite having no background or accomplishment as an actual journalist? now that’s some liberal media right there, isn’t it?!? (sarcasm)
You summed that up beautifully! A total travesty…..our bought and paid for media!
Because the Bush Crime Admin made them very wealthy so they will always be greatful to those sobs. They will try their best to rewrite history portrait these criminals as hero’s.
Hello, G’Night. . .
http://t.co/aXlG4T5xEV— CarolMae (@CarolMaeWY) April 05, 2014
We made a commercial about what makes families, family. And we received a lot of comments. See what we did with them youtu.be/cBC-pRFt9OM— Honey Maid (@HoneyMaidSnacks) April 03, 2014
Reince Preibus is literally unhinged today! His last set of tweets have been a whole bunch of rubbish about PBO – stuff that you would expect from Teabag land…
Here is an example
Try and beat our @BarackObama Wasteful Spending Quiz gop.cm/60159Hb7 http://t.co/2cJhQEVFKO— Reince Priebus (@Reince) April 04, 2014
Posted 6 hrs ago and only 9 retweets — for someone with over 100K followers….RNC needs to take a hint…their guy is DESPERATE! Thankfully his garbage tweets have elicited mostly negative responses from those who did respond.
@Reince Beside fact you are a giant squid, like that this drunk mice charge is all you have. The RNC is giving up right before our eyes. Ha!— (@JOBoomr) April 05, 2014
Tweet him all the Bush Wasteful Spending or Puke Lying Ryan’s Budget.
a giant squid, aka a hoax (and also, of course, an obvious anagram) :)
Unreal – like Priebus!
@Reince #GOPShutDown cost economy $24 Billion for NOTHING. GOP blocking jobless aid which would create 300,000 jobs in 2014. @BarackObama— ThisMagicalEarth (@MagicalEarth) April 05, 2014
meanwhile…. president obama just keeps winning the long game.
‘ The US Treasury has granted plane manufacturer Boeing a licence to export certain spare commercial parts to Iran, a company spokesman says.
Boeing has had no public dealings with Tehran since 1979.
In a statement, the US company said the licence had been granted for the safety of flight.
The step is being seen as part of a temporary agreement to ease sanctions on Tehran that US Secretary of State John Kerry reached with Iran last year.
Under the deal brokered in November, Iran agreed to curtail its nuclear activities for six months in exchange for sanctions relief from nations including Britain, China and the US.
US company General Electric said late on Friday it had received US permission to overhaul 18 engines sold to Iran in the late 1970s. That work would be carried out at GE facilities or at German firm MTU Aero Engines, it said.
Iran Air is still flying passenger planes bought before the 1979 hostage crisis, during which 52 Americans were held hostage in Tehran for 444 days. ‘
As a painter, George Bush is a phenomenal dimwit who destroyed our economy with two unnecessary wars.— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) April 05, 2014
@Marmel @JOBoomr only 'art" i wanna see from #MoronBush is 5000 #ImSorry notes at Arlington Cementery
#weakling #daddyboy #rotinHell— Robert Jolley (@bj95432geemale) April 05, 2014
thank you. this is all that needs to be said about gwb, his paintings and anything else he says or does. and it needs to be said repeatedly, because for some reason, people forget.
This is about investments, but it’s actually a pretty important sign about the economy and I would think, jobs.
Construction is on the mend: Cement deals lay foundation for building boom. Bldg materials surge highest since 2008! bloom.bg/Pyr3Be— ThisMagicalEarth (@MagicalEarth) April 04, 2014
For signs that construction is on the mend, look no further than the cement industry.
Money being spent to acquire suppliers of building materials worldwide is surging to the highest level since at least May 2008, according to data compiled by Bloomberg….
….“What we’re seeing is a recognition by these companies that the bottom is in and that the recovery is happening,” Todd Vencil, a Richmond, Virginia-based analyst at Sterne Agee Group Inc., said in a phone interview. “Companies are feeling confident enough about that to have the buyers and sellers able to come together now.”….
….In the U.S., construction spending increased 8.7 percent in the 12 months ended in February and 9.4 percent in the period ended in January, the fastest since 2006, data from the Census Bureau compiled by Bloomberg show….
Plus ACA is a stimulus to the economy with more discretionary income due to lower premiums and less medical spending there will be more money to spend to stimulate the economy.
And I have to put in a plug for this great opportunity for children
@NWF creates Wildlife Nation, an online community that connects kids to nature: bit.ly/1j0AkMZ— Ranger Rick Magazine (@RangerRickMag) April 04, 2014
very cool! kids need nature, and nature is sure gonna need these kids.
Speaking of kids and nature:
21st Century Conservation Corp. Engaging the next generation 2 connect w/nature at Dept of Interior.Job opportunities youtu.be/ZVR8kbAUXUc— ThisMagicalEarth (@MagicalEarth) April 05, 2014
“In a new video, Secretary Sally Jewell lays out her vision for getting America’s youth to play, learn, serve and work outdoors. Check out http://www.doi.gov/youth for more details.”
This is unpaid, but they are working with corporations for paid positions after training and experience. It’s a great opportunity!
Sen Elizabeth Warren Minimum Wage Senate Floor Speech (5-min video) bit.ly/1mFwN7w #RaiseTheWage to a #LivingWage— Kennett Area Dems (@KennettDems) April 05, 2014
"Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." – Ernest Hemingway— Will McAvoy (@WillMcAvoyACN) April 04, 2014
Look at My Beautiful Brilliant President in that Big Ol’ Hat!
Love it! Love him! :-)
Take that, #Taliban! Thousands gathered for @ashrafghani's rally in front of #Budha in #Bamyan. #Peace #Democracy http://t.co/CAHcX65yIl— Bashir Ahmad Gwakh (@bashirgwakh) March 29, 2014
Cantor on jobless aid: "It doesn't create any jobs." Reality on jobless aid: "It creates 200,000 jobs in 2014 alone" on.msnbc.com/1q1M0Qs— Steve Benen (@stevebenen) April 04, 2014
the only thing that doesn’t create any jobs in this story is eric cantor.
Well said! You might want to tweet that back!
not a tweeter, but thanks.
#ThinkOfALieToGetOffThePhone La Migra is here! Let me call you back grandma.— Gerardo Garcia (@DeNunez27) April 05, 2014
This account has really interesting pics
Amazing Shadow Art. http://t.co/3dVTrqoCqX— Learn Something (@LearnSomethlng) April 05, 2014
This is cool, too:
This is what the Chicago Skyline looks like from the shores of Indiana. http://t.co/34SpCMJMkc— Learn Something (@LearnSomethlng) April 05, 2014
Why is it when I walk into a store looking to buy a gift my eyes always focus on the only item in the group that is double the price of everything else – I always say to myself “quality shows” – but then I think is it that I am just a clueless put on this earth as the shopkeepers dream?
The wood stoves are a-hummin’ and the smoke has dissipated (freakin’ damper swung shut JUST as I was shoving a log in…cough…hack). The teakettle is on. Checking out the weather.
So who’s ready for another learning/growing/renewing day because Barack Obama is STILL the greatest President of our lifetime?
Just popped back in. Nobody up yet? Taps fingers. Files nails. Checks the outside thermometer. Biiiiiiig mistake,
Welcome Lynn! How’s the weather where you are, must be cold for a hot stove.
Happy Saturday to you, Carol. I’m in the outback of CNY. Lots of frozen ponds, puddles, trout streams…and that’s just my side yard!
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